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A Tall 18th Century Toasting Glass c1750

Heading : A plain stem toasting glass
Period : c1740-1760
Origin : England 
Colour : Clear, good grey hue
Bowl : Drawn trumpet, good pucella marks
Stem : Thin plain stem
Foot : Conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Lead 
Size :  19.4cm height,  8.0cm diameter bowl, 8.0cm diameter foot 
Condition : Good, no chips or cracks.  There is a piece of clinker in the foot from manufacture, a feature not a flaw.
Restoration : None 
Weight:  98 grams

We would like to take this opportunity to propose a toast to the good health of everytone

 Additional Information : Toasting glasses were thought to be made for one time use such that having toasted or saluted the well being of some fair lady, or the health of the king then the glasses would be snapped or smashed to prevent the value of the toast being denuded.

Despite the seemingly repetitive confirmations of various authors, Sydney Compton, Joseph Bles and others simply being in accord with one another the primary sources of information do confirm that this was not always the case. Such was the cost of glass that toasting glasses were offered for "a toast to their majesties" and then removed for subsequent use within the clubs and societies. ( Laurence Sterne- clergyman and novelist 1713-1768).

This is our 20th example and the first for 22 months


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  • Product Code: 21052409
  • Availability: Sold
  • £290.00

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